Monica L. Wingler is a Swift Currie senior attorney who practices in the areas of general liability and civil litigation. She focuses her practice on premises liability, catastrophic injury and wrongful death, automobile litigation and trucking litigation matters.
Monica primarily represents insurance and retail companies. Her experience focuses on the interrelated strategies tied to the various stages of litigation, including depositions, discovery and evaluation of matters for dispositive and other pretrial motions.
Monica has worked on five jury trials in recent years, as well as numerous magistrate court trials. She also has experience with appeals and alternative dispute resolutions.
- ABA Labor and Employment Law Section Student Scholar Award and Scholarship
- Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
- State Bar of Georgia
When she is not working, Monica enjoys jogging and watching her son’s baseball games.
Monica helped achieve positive results for clients as part of the defense team in the following cases:
- A car accident case in which the jury awarded $6,000 to the plaintiff who had asked for more than $2 million to cover medical expenses and lost wages.
- A premises liability matter regarding a fall the plaintiff claimed resulted in injuries and surgery. However, the plaintiff neglected to disclose to his surgeon, who testified on his behalf, that he suffered two additional falls between the one at issue and his surgery. Plaintiff asked for $1.2 million but the jury returned a defense verdict after deliberating for less than 20 minutes.
- A construction defect matter in which plaintiffs claimed building code violations and defective work related to the remodel of their home and sought nearly $200,000 in damages. Defendant counterclaimed regarding more than $12,000 in past-due invoices. After a seven-day trial, the jury awarded $4,400 to plaintiffs and $7,100 to the defendant.
- A car accident case in which the plaintiff asked for $15,000 plus court costs, claiming injury to her neck and upper back after an ambulance backing into a designated ambulance parking spot at a hospital impacted the front right corner of the plaintiff's car. The court found for the defendant.
Georgia State University College of Law (J.D., 1996)
Auburn University (B.A., 1992)